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I want to say 'thank you' to those who have helped in the past or are currently helping me to keep this small club up and running.

hungflagFirst of all thanks to my family for their tolerance, and their sacrifice if I sometimes spend more time with this hobby than with them.

scotflagThanks to Eddie Boyd from Scotland for his volunteer webmaster work. With his help the site looks much better than before. He also corrects my English and helps to keep the pages consistent.

hungflagThanks to Gergo Macsi from Hungary, who created the first chess piece set at the very beginning.

surnflagThanks to Henk Chang from Suriname, who has helped me a lot maintaining the English speaking interface of the server, who has checked and corrected my poor English, and helped me to plan the next improvements with his great correspondence chess experience.

usaflagThanks to Michael Keating for making freely available the MyChessViewer Java application that handles the games of tournaments on the Events page.

hungflagThanks to Pal Benyovszki from Hungary. He works on the German translations of the server. This will let German speaking players to enter and play in the club. He is the first member of the German Language Team.

And to all the players who help my work with criticisms and suggestions.

I welcome every help players can shoulder. I've written a separate page dealing with this, the Volunteering page.

Andras Galos


 
ELO Rating

Muscler An ELO rating is the result of statistical calculations designed to measure the playing strength of players. These methods were developed by Arpad Elo and are named after him. The ELO system is in almost universal use and has been further refined by others, notably Glicko, but is still named after its creator.

In devising the ELO scale, some premises were used that are worthy of note. It was decided that a rating of 2000 would be the equivalent to scoring 50% in a US Open Championship. It was also decided that a player's rating would never be negative.

Importantly, the standard deviation was fixed at 200 points. This means that if a player's true strength is 1500, he will score around 68% of his results within the range of 1400 to 1600 (as measured by performance formulae). Another result of fixing the standard deviation at 200 points is that it also defines playing categories. For example, most International Masters and Grandmasters are in the 2400 - 2600 category, most national masters in the 2200 - 2400 category. Those in the 2000 - 2200 category are called Experts, or Candidate Masters.
 
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